We all expect Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s somewhat surprising 2012 hit about male strippers, to be fairly racy. The first film gets a bit naughty from time to time, but according to star Channing Tatum, XXL ups the ante when it comes to showing off Little Channing.
Tatum just did a hilarious AMA session on Reddit (you should read the whole thing, it’s a blast), and, as you can imagine, things got a bit steamy. When one commenter asked if Tatum was going to do any full frontal nudity in XXL, asking for a friend of course, the 35-year-old actor replied:
haha "for a friend." I do not do full frontal but i can promise you when you're standing in front of a bunch of people in a very small thong it doesn't leave a lot to the imagination. Your "friend" should be happy.
So there you have it, if you were hoping to get up close and personal with Channing Tatum’s swimsuit area during Magic Mike XXL , it sounds like you’re be fairly satisfied, but perhaps not 100% like you were hoping. Maybe by the time we get to the third one he’ll put a little bow tie on it or make it spin like a helicopter blade. But let’s get through this movie first before we start sharing our hopes and dreams for the next one.
The story of Magic Mike XXL, which, as we all know, is obviously why you’re most interested in seeing this movie, picks up with now-former male stripper Mike (Tatum) having left that life behind, focusing on his custom furniture. He’s not the only one who wants to put his on-stage pelvic gyrating behind him, as the other "Kings of Tampa" are also ready to call it a day, but if they’re going to go out, they’re going to go out in style. They want to do one last mega performance in Myrtle Beach, with their boy Magic Mike back for an encore. This involves the beefiest road trip you can imagine, as the old friends hit the highway, share adventures, and probably learn some important life lessons along the way.
In addition to Tatum, Magic Mike XXL also sees Matt Bomer return as Ken, Kevin Nash as Tarzan, Adam Rodriguez as Tito, and, of course, Joe Manganiello as Big Dick Richie. It’s not a party with out Big Dick Richie. Gregory Jacobs takes over the directorial reins, and the cast also includes newcomers Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, and Jada Pinkett Smith, among others.
Magic Mike XXL, full frontal or not, greases up and shakes it in theaters starting on July 1.